by Paul Bass | Mar 20, 2015 5:11 pm | Comments (26)
Without any rallies or public announcement, Mayor Toni Harp has formally launched her reelection campaign.
Harp (pictured), the city’s first female mayor, has filed papers in the City Clerk’s office to form a campaign committee and scheduled a fundraiser.
by Paul Bass | Mar 20, 2015 2:06 pm | Comments (4)
No friends spoke at former Mayor John C. Daniels’ funeral. Few personal stories were told from the pulpit, no resolutions read. Only one politician spoke—minutes before the formal funeral began.
Daniels wanted it that way.
by Staff | Mar 17, 2015 11:49 am | Comments (2)
The New Haven Board of Alders “expressed” its “deep regret” Monday night over the passing of New Haven’s first black mayor, John C. Daniels.
by Paul Bass | Mar 15, 2015 10:53 am | Comments (3)
John C. Daniels, who served as New Haven’s first black mayor and brought community policing to the city, died Friday after a long illness. He was 78.
by Allan Appel | Mar 6, 2015 12:17 pm | Comments (10)
Presidents’ Day, which includes marking Lincoln’s birthday, may have passed weeks ago but Friday marks our own Honest Abe commemoration—of his connection to New Haven.
by Staff | Mar 3, 2015 3:37 pm | Comments (10)
Democratic U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro of New Haven chose not to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday.
by Paul Bass | Feb 17, 2015 3:37 pm | Comments (5)
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited New Haven’s subterranean Emergency Operations Center bunker to “sound the alarm” over a looming shutdown of the federal Department of Homeland Security — and to urge the Obama administration to rush to court to overturn a Texas judge’s ruling against its immigration policy.
by Brian Slattery | Feb 16, 2015 1:51 pm | Comments (1)
Gov. Dannel Malloy may have called for a second-chance society. But the people who make money off the prison system have no interest in second chances. They just want to make money. And nothing will change until that does.
That was the message from the audience at the New Haven Public Library Saturday to Rev. Marilyn B. Kendrix. She was there as co-author of The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream, which makes the case for criminal justice reform in Connecticut. The talk was sponsored by the library and the Long Wharf Theatre, in anticipation of brownsville song (b-side for tray), which will run Mar. 25 to Apr. 19.
by Markeshia Ricks & Paul Bass | Feb 13, 2015 2:46 pm | Comments (14)
A Cuban-born community activist who rose through the ranks of city politics and finance stepped into a new pending role Friday as the state’s top bank watchdog—while back home New Haven government braced for a change in how it conducts business.
by Paul Bass | Feb 1, 2015 3:00 pm | Comments (4)
Mike Carter doesn’t pick sides in football. But he does have a prediction for Super Bowl Sunday.